Welcome to Contour Academy

Classic and Historic Vehicle Bodywork Restoration Courses

Here you can learn the essential techniques for the restoration of and making of vehicle body panels. These techniques are relevant to working on cars, bikes, boats, trains, planes and sculptural artwork. From restoration of original parts to making custom panels.

Our vehicle body restoration courses

Contour Academy provides courses in traditional sheet metalwork aimed at professional and amateur restorers of classic cars and motorcycles, vintage aircraft enthusiasts, customisers, kit and special car builders.

The courses – Stage 1 and Stage 2 – deal with all levels of competence, from complete beginner to the experienced professional. We teach students how to work with basic hand tools through to specialist machinery; some of which we have developed ourselves.

Popular Courses


Mentoring one-to-one

Stage 1 – Foundation

Stage 1 – Foundation

Stage 2 – Construction

Stage 2 – Construction

Stage 2 – Construction

Combined Stage 1 & 2


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